COVID-19 Information for Veterans:
For our veterans and their families, the Veterans Administration does provide guidelines for those who access the VA for healthcare. This link will help guide you in seeking help from your VA provider should you be concerned that you may be experiencing the symptoms of COVID19.
If you’re a patient seeking medical care, call 866-808-7921 before visiting—even if you already have an appointment. Or you can sign in to My HealtheVet and send a secure message. You may be able to get diagnosed and receive care through VA telehealth without having to come in at all.
The most common symptoms include the following and are similar to the common cold and flu:
· Dry Cough
· Shortness of breath
· Sputum Production (thick mucus coughed up from the lungs)
Most people infected with COVID-19 have mild disease and recover.
However, it is very important that we all take responsibility to prevent the spread of this illness to our most vulnerable population who are age 60 and over and any individuals whose health is already compromised.
Visiting the Newington Campus or New Haven is being limited. Please find guidance at this link: https://www.connecticut.va.gov/
Per the CT DVA Office of Advocacy and Assistance the following information has been provided regarding Veteran Service Officers:
For the health, safety and welfare of the veterans of CT and DVA staff, all of CT DVA VSO’s are available by email and telephone for the next two weeks, longer if necessary. There are no in-person appointments and outreach events have been postponed. Our staff still stands ready to assist the CT’s veterans and their contact info is located at:
Being an initiative of the Farmington Valley Health District enables us to provide you with the most current and most dependable information regarding the COVID19 virus.
FVHD is working tirelessly to ensure that our community is taking all the necessary precautions to battle this pandemic. Please visit the FVHD website http://www.fvhd.org/ or Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/info.fvhd.95/ for updates. You will also find practical ways of dealing with social situations, additional safety guidelines and tips on dealing with the inconveniences this illness is causing.
Follow this link for more information from The Farmington Valley Health District on the Coronavirus:
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